In the Past Few Years, we can say that K-drama has grown slow and has started to make its presence in the mainstream genre all over the world. If you have not yet started with your k-drama, not to worry we have the best list for you to begin with. Also, are you idol biased? Then here are the 10 most popular K-drama shows with the best plot to watch right now! Also note: This list does not include “idol dramas”, meaning dramas with an entire group. Let’s get started
1. True Beauty
This drama is about a high school girl Lim Ju Gyeong played by Moon Ga Young, who grows in popularity after she triumphs in the art of make-up. It tells her love story with the only boy that saw her without makeup, Lee Su Ho played by ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo. This drama has gained lots of love and popularity by the fans as it also follows the current webtoon trend that is exploding in the industry.
2. Angle’s Last Mission: Love
This supernatural romantic drama features Shin Hye Sun playing the role of Lee Yeon Seo’s cynical prima ballerina. After her parents’ deaths, she had to give up her dream and decides not to trust any of the greedy people around her. This story also shows Kim Dan played by INFINITE‘s L as an optimistic angel who is always getting into trouble. To return to heaven, he is given the task of finding true love for the emotionally distant ballerina.
This drama can be summed by two of its attributes which are love and music. Lee Shin played by CNBLUE‘s Yonghwa is a university student and a singer and guitarist performing in a band named “The Stupid”. He Is a typical cold person who is just focused on his music and nothing else and also has no plans for the future. Lee Kyu Won played by Park Shin Hye is an outgoing student who was born into a royal family and is majoring in traditional Korean instruments. She is brought by force to a “The Stupid” concert by her friends. There she saw Lee Shin performing live, and is immediately captive here by him. This drama has become one of the classics, and also for good reason as not many music-themed dramas are being created these days, but this is an incredible example of how to make it work.
4. Let’s Fight, Ghost!
Well, there has to be a Korean ghost drama or less the list would be incomplete. The drama shows a ghost of a high school girl and an exorcist college student with the power to see and hear the ghosts. The boy when he found he could fight ghosts started to look out for jobs as an exorcist for hire. One night, he goes out on a case and faces off with this schoolgirl ghost. During the fight, they accidentally land a kiss. The show’s extraordinary plot and hilarious moment make it perfect for this list!
This drama features the age of samurai. Queen Ji So played by Kim Ji Soo is the ruler of the Kingdom of Silla since the King died, keeping her young son Sam Maek Jong played by ZE: A‘s Hyungsik hidden and safe from assassins. As Maek Jong comes gets older, nobles, citizens, administrators, and himself, grow impatient for her to step down from the throne. To reduce the power of the nobles, Ji So creates an elite group, the Hwarang, that would destroy the existing power systems, and protect Maek Jong and the throne. As the men bond and grow, they are unaware that the future king, Make Jong is in their group, as well as, Kim Son Woo played by Park Seo Joon who will be a commoner with a secret. This show also features SHINee‘s Minho and BTS‘s V.
6. Dream High
A simple high school story with many twists and turns. This story is about six students who dream of becoming music stars at Kirin Art High School work hard to achieve their dreams. Go Hye Mi played by former Miss A‘s Suzy is a student who mastered classical music but had to give it up to enter Kirin Art High School as she had to pay off her father’s debt. But, she needs two other students to also come to the school for her to enroll. These two students are Song Sam Dong played by Kim Soo Hyun, and Jin Gook played by 2PM’s Taecyeon.
7. Mystic Pop-Up Bar
This is a unique idea that is never to be seen before. This drama unfolds a story of a bar consisting of a prickly woman and an innocent part-timer who visit customers in their dreams to help resolve their problems. Fans just love to see how they fix all of the problems that come their way.
The story features BTOB‘s Sungjae, former 2EYES’s Daeun, and STAYC‘s Sieun.
8. Extraordinary You
Kim Hye Yoon plays the role of Eun Dan Oh who is a high school student from a rich family who endures a terminal heart disease. However, when Dan Oh realizes she is experiencing gaps in her memory, she understands that she is a side character in a webtoon comic and all of her actions are already decided by the artist. She is now supposed to find true love in her plot-line to change the author’s plans for her by using the mysterious boy.
This drama had just created a massive impact when it made its entry.
9.My First First Love
This is another romantic drama featuring Ji Soo as Yoon Tae Oh whose friends suddenly move into his house for their reasons. Han Song Yee played by DIA‘s Chaeyeo and Tae Oh have been friends since childhood, Seo Do Hyun played by Jinyoung is a striving theatre actor, Oh Ga Rin played by Choi Ri is a successor to a rich family. When Song Yee meets Do Hyun, her and Tae Oh’s friendship is examined.
10. Star of the Universe
This romantic thriller shows Ji Woo who plays the role of Byul who is a Grim Reaper who guides dead souls to the afterlife. When she meets her favorite singer Woo Joo played by Suho, who is foreseen to die soon, she decides to save him. This heartfelt drama has gained quite popularity over time.